Monday, 4 October 2010

Another Satisfied Guest!

Our flight arrived at 4am instead of 2330 but that did not bother Luca Mancuso the owner of Papu Travel who was waiting in our apartment to check us in and show us around!

We received this wonderful gift basket of fruit, jam and organic olive oil at no charge.

The apartment was wonderful, clean, homely and we were made to feel as though we were Papu’s number 1 priority!

Thank you to the whole team at Papu Travel especially to Luca, Warm regards, Lars and Esra from Germany.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Special Offers For Barcelona Trips This Autumn

October and November are great times to visit Barcelona, and Papu Travel's special offer makes it better than ever! Book with us during October and November and receive the following fantastic welcome gift basket:

For every apartment, guesthouse, B&B or room you rent for a stay during October and November we have personally selected the following bonus extras with our compliments:

Your Arrival will be sweet and healthy -  You and your travelling party can enjoy compliments of Papu Travel a delicious hand selected basket of fruits.

Great with Tapas or tasty when cooking - In addition to the fruit basket on arrival what kitchen is complete without Olive Oil...your Barcelona apartment whether it be for 1 night or for 1 week, it too will have a bottle of Olive Oil.

Enjoy an original start to each new day - Finally what start to the day would be possible without a fresh jam for your favorite pastries or breads.

 Visit Papu's Travel website for more information about our Autumn Barcelona Rentals Special Offer.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Barcelona In October.

If you are looking for a quick getaway this autumn  - then the wonderful city of Barcelona can be the perfect destination:
The Weather:
 It is ideal for people who like sunshine but not intense heat. You will generally get sunshine with the occasional cloudy or rainy day - but perfect to enjoy what the fantastic city has to offer. 
The Attractions:
 If the weather isn't as nice as you would hope, you can always visit one of Barcelona's many museums covering many differing interests. Numerous other things such as zoos, tours, aquariums and amusement parks can keep people entertained.
If you are looking to go out and enjoy the nightlife, Barcelona's nightlife is vibrant all year round with many places available to eat, drink and dance - of course this is dependant on your mood!

Barcelona apartment rentals
are available throughout the year - You can choose between B&B, guesthouses and apartments to suit your requirements. An autumn break doesn't have to be expensive!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Lukes Beachview Apartment - Available August & September from €60 per night

This Beach and City apartment, suitable for occupancy all year round is an excellent choice for travellers who would like to combine their travel into both a Beach and City Experience, all at an affordable price.
Lukes Beachview Apartment comfortably sleeps up to 4 guests. It is fitted with excellent amenities inclusive WIFI Internet, Air Conditioning and a spacious v-shaped living area combined with breakfast table.
With a 1 minute walk to the lively Barceloneta Beach, a 15 minute walk along side the beach to Port Olympico, a 10 minute walk to the Trendy Born Neighbourhood and another 10 minute walk to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas, Lukes Beachview Apartment is perfectly located for travellers that would like to enjoy both the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona’s city centre.

Prices available from €60.00 per night and is available from PapuTravel.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Papu is a reputable Boutique apartment rental service for Barcelona

Boutique - because we are small enough to recognize every customer as important for our business and each customer is guaranteed our commitment to finding them suitable accommodation within their budget and most importantly located where they desire.

Specialist - because our team are experts in accommodation rentals especially self-contained apartments in Barcelona and surrounding areas. We have 7 years experience in the Barcelona rental marketplace.

Barcelona up and coming festivals update

In a previous blog we shared with you some of the summer festival events hosted in the Catalunya city of arts Barcelona.

In this update we want to highlight the next festival events so you can plan your trip in advance.

During these festivals accommodation prices in hotels sky rocket – but our apartments, guesthouses and B&B’s are offering affordable self-contained accommodation, but you need to book in advance to be assured of accommodation!

Festival highlights:

(1) Festa Major de Gracia (The Gracia Festival) is a wonderful and colourful street festival in the picturesque Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona.

It runs from the 15th till 21st of August.

Papu still has accommodation available in and around the Gracia area – but rooms are limited so if your interested please email us now;

(2) Barcelona La Merce Festival

Barcelona La Merce lasts for around 5 days and is a festival held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Merce, the Patron Saint of Barcelona.
The festival, which officially first took place in 1902, bids goodbye to the summer with a bang and welcomes in the cooler months of autumn.
This year 2010 there will be hundreds of different activities taking place in the city.

One of the festival highlights is the Correfoc (Fire Run)
If you are going to experience the Correfoc it is highly advisable to take protective clothing because often powerful sparkler fireworks are sprayed into the crowds. People should bring hats, protective glasses and thick long sleeved tops that will protect you from the flying sparklers.
There is normally 2 types of Correfoc on the same evening. One of them is for the children and is a lot more tame than the "adult" Correfoc which happens later on in the evening
The Correfoc event takes place at dusk. Normally along and around Via Laietana. The road will be closed off and then opens to "The Devils" .
Additional festival info:
Around 24 September, once again Barcelona will celebrate its Annual Festival. The last blast of summer before the autumn starts, La Mercè is the festival of festivals, where, in just a few days there are hundreds of activities like these:
 • Barcelona Acció Musical (Barcelona Musical Action): to hear new sounds
• Barcelona Street Arts: artists performing amongst the public
• Festival of tradition: human castles, bigheads, giants and all the festive beasts of the city, accompanied by guests of the Mediterranean
• Festival of the sky: acrobatic meeting of jets, balloons, ultra lights, etc.
• The Fire Festival: all kinds of sparks from the musical fireworks to the Fire Run...
With a long etcetera of more than 500 activities to everyone’s taste. La Mercè is the festival of a thousand faces.
Website for more festival information:
Accommodation bookings can be made via our website

Flamenco & Tapas in Barcelona

One of the best attractions of Barcelona is the famous Flamenco dancing shows. We recommend the Tablao de Carmen show〈=en
The Tablao de Carmen, created in 1988 as a tribute to the great flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, is renowned for offering top quality shows based on the purest flamenco traditions. The show, which lasts 60 minutes, always includes the participation of well-known artists, accompanied by promising young artists for whom the tablaos have historically served as an artistic school and a springboard to fame.

The show dynamically presents many of the most important strains of flamenco so that the audience can discover the wealth and variety of this musical art. For the same purpose, the show alternates the spotlight on the different forms of flamenco: music, song and dance.

What better way to experience this energy packed traditional dance then with regional cuisine such as Tapas. The show including Tapas costs approximately €45 per person.

Papu Flamenco offer:

Book any apartment, guesthouse or B&B combined with a ticket to Tablao de Carmen and we will discount your accommodation by 10%!

Offer is valid for stays between 14th of August and 30 September 2010.

Simply email us on and do not forget to mention you would like to book the “Papu Flamenco and Tapas Package